A Ranger's Report Of The Stono Rebellion 1739

The Stono Rebellion Of 1739

A Ranger’s Report Of Travels With General Oglethorpe


. . . .A Negroe came to the General and told him that what was said of the Negroes Rising in Carolina  was True and that they had marched to Stono Bridge where they had Murdered two Storekeepers Cut their Heads off and Set them on the Stairs Robbed the stores of what they wanted and went on killing what Men, Women and children they met, Burning of Houses and Committing other Outrages, and that One hundred Planters who had assembled themselves together pursued them and found them in an pen Field where they were Dancing being most of them drunk with the Liquors they found in the Store, As soon as they saw their Masters they all made off as fast as they Could to a Ticket of Woods excepting One Negroe fellow who came up to his Master shot him thro’ the Head about fifty of these Villains attempted to go home but were taken by Planters who Cutt off their heads and set them up at every Mile Post they came to. . .






“A Ranger’s Report of Travels with General Oglethorpe, 1739-1742” reprinted in Newton D. Mereness, Travels in the American Colonies: Edited Under the Auspices of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. New York: The Macmillain Company, 1916. pp.222-223.